It was not a very calming afternoon for the man working the front desk at Broadway’s Dreamscape Massage on Friday as he chased two electronics thieves for blocks to get back one stolen device only to lose it again when he was assaulted on his way back to the Broadway studio.
According to the SPD report on the incident, the victim came out of the back of the business around 3:30 Friday afternoon to find a male and female stealing an iPhone and an iPad that had been sitting on Dreamscape’s counter.
The victim told police he gave chase as the female ran down Broadway with the iPad and the male ran with her after grabbing the phone. The duo ran west on Roy before splitting up at Harvard where the male took of to the south. The victim continued chasing the female on Roy where she ditched the iPad, throwing it into the back of a parked pick-up truck.
The victim said he stopped chasing the female and retrieved the tablet from the truck and began walking back to the shop. As he approached Broadway, the victim told police he was confronted by three males who then assaulted him and stole the iPad, again. The victim could only provide a general description of his attackers as three black males but said he believes one of the assailants had been standing lookout outside Dreamscape during the original rip-off.
Police searched the area for the four black males and the black female in their early 20s but were not successful.